Monday, May 12, 2014

Nigerian Militant Offers To Trade Kidnapped Girls For Prisoners

For the first time since their kidnappings, about 100 of the suspected 300 teen girls who were kidnapped in Nigeria were shown on video. In the video, the man who kidnapped them, Boko Haram, says all the girls converted to Islam and that he is willing to trade them for prisoners Nigeria has right now. Three of the teens spoke on the video and said they had not been harmed. Please. Like they would be able to say if they have been harmed or not. If they do finally get rescued, I think they will probably give a very different answer when asked that question. I think what this guy is doing is sick and disgusting and I really hope some government goes in there and rescues the girls because I don't think the Nigerian government is going to do anything about it. It seems to me that if there were 300 girls kidnapped in the US or some Western European country that something would have already been done. Because it is Nigeria and other important things are happening like Lindsay watching or the NFL Draft, these girls just get spoken about briefly or hashtagged in a few Tweets and that is it.

47 comments:

Brea Lowe said...

Seems like a good post to say good morning.

Sunshine said...

Question: What time is it?
Answer: Time for Boko to get a can of whoop-ass from Barack.

Seven of Eleven said...

Monday, you suck.

T. E. Cuz said...

its not that other important things are happening (although the media will always distract the public from feeling any sort of urgency or anything), its that the nigerian gov has not been successful/effective in retrieving the girls. i find it funny that the people who think we didnt need to go into war in the past are now begging for us to go intervene in another country.

it makes me so sad that there is a religion that treats women like this.

ot- just noticed we have been mostly k-free for a while...

derek harvey said...

Maybe Courtney Love will free them. All jokes aside AWFUL AWFUL--I know many people who have written to the Canadian Parliament to see what our government will be doing and they have all received quick responses but who knows they are all corrupt liars.

Beca said...

Boko Haram is a group, not a person.

Sparkletron said...
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Sparkletron said...

Awkward the enty thinks Boko Haram is an individual

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sugarbread maker said...

send angie jolie

FSP said...

SuperEnty to the rescue!

Renoblondee said...

This is so terrible. Those girls must be so scared.

Violet said...

The politics of this aside, and tbh, I'm not sure i come to a celebrity gossip site for these sort of posts, i found it ironically amusing that Sean Penn was seen to be holding a sign that said 'real men don't pay for girls'.

surfer said...

Violet - that showed up on my FB feed. I was so tempted to write something like "except for hookers, right?"

Count Jerkula said...

You know what they are selling for? Something w/ a nice butt and adept at laundry and dishes. Can I use Amazon Prime and get free 2nd day shipping?

Murielle said...

"Boko Haram : this guy is sick"
A lesson of geopolitics by Enty. WOW.
Well check your facts. It's a muslim nigerian group, not just one guy. And I actually think it's quite disrespectful to post about the girls among silly celebs posts. The girls deserve more than an inacurate badly written post on a gossip board.

Sophie Helene said...

Worst. Post. Ever.

Whoever wrote this should stick to celeb gossiping and stay away from world events.

derek harvey said...

@Violet or Jada Smith being an advocate for child sex trafficking and not understanding the outrage of that bedroom pic. I personally thought it was no big deal but she should have known the implications that photo would have.

QueenAnne Guido said...

Le sigh. I come to CDAN for a respite from these stories.

Making fun of celebuturds is fun but harmless. This saga is all kinds of awful.

SingBlue said...

I'm based in the Middle East. In THE most conservative and hardline muslim country.

This kidnapping happened in mid April. It took until earlier this week for the Council of Islam to denounce the group, and say they were wrong, and needed to be put on the right path.

Or in order words, till the idiotic, and possibly under the influence, leader of Boko Haram started spouting his shit that it was Allah's will that the girls be sold as slaves.

NYer said...

this is not about religion, it is about oil nigeria has oil so western governments let them do as they wish, which means stealing and oppressing their people, which can lead to bad stuff.

NYer said...

not to let o haram off the hook, but blowback is a b**tch.

Angela said...

How, selfie-hashtag diplomacy?

Count Jerkula said...

Just send the Khaleesi over there w/ a couple thousand Unsullied and a dragon. She'll take care of this.

Gayeld said...

Agree to the deal. Get them all out in a nice open field for the exchange. Call in the A-Team. Kill them all and get the girls home in time for supper (and massive amounts of therapy.)

NYer said...

complaining about the american public's cluelessness while thinking this organizatins is an individual while. priceless.

Katie said...

Enty needs to get off his social justice high horse and learn the difference between boko haram and Abubakar Shekau before looking down on everyone else. Also, he/she would probably not even know about this even that happened a month ago if it weren't for the twitter hashtags.

auntliddy said...

Member how clinton got those reporters back from chinese? Send in the big dog!!!! This boku man is nuts, and should be taken out. Yeah, i said it. Get somed seals with sniper rifles to lay his ass down. These are little girls!!!!! I am so tired of women being so devalued by any asswipe that struts along.

Maureen said...

The kidnapped girls are now damaged goods and might possibly be ostricized and driven from their village in the near future if they are returned. No one will believe they were not sexually tainted by their captors. I am so willing to be wrong on this, but I don't think so. I also think these girls will be denied any more education. Sad all the way around. I hope they are rescued soon.

Krab said...

Yeah, if they were kidnapped in the US, the US would do more about it. That's because they would be our citizens. This story is sad but I don't think it's worth risking American soldiers' lives over. Furthermore, anyone who gets so worked up about this ought to think about all the innocent children our drones have killed.

MadLyb said...

Well, we've seen that in that part of the world, women mean shit and are treated worse than dogs. I hope these women are freed soon. The international community really needs to step it up!

Jacq said...

Shhhhhhh on the k-front, yo! Don't jinx it!

Jacq said...

What does anyone think they're accomplishing, exactly, with social media pictures #bringbackourgirls

auntliddy said...

Count, for sure the unsullied can deal with this defecto. And Khaleesi does not play.

auntliddy said...

If they are inded a group, take out the leaders.

Countess Eden said...

SingBlue, how are you able to post online? Do they not monitor your activity or are you from another country ?

cowbulls said...

This sure puts the Liberal media in a bad spot. Their hero Hillary is directly responsible once again. Why didn't Clinton put Boko Haram on the watch list when she had the opportunity? It would have heightened global surveillance and crippled their funding.

Was it because it didn't fit with President Obama's "narrative" that we were winning the war on terrorism? We remember all the speeches Obama made saying that al-Qaeda was "on the run" after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Then Benghazi happened, followed by the Boston Marathon bombings. And who was to blame?

Terrorists!

America now knows full well that both Obama's narrative that terrorism was on its heels was not true in 2012, nor is it true today. Distorting reality or refusing to designate an obvious terrorist organization is at minimum poor leadership and extremely dangerous for the schoolchildren in a living hell in Nigeria.

Clinton's poor judgment and failed responses in both Benghazi and Nigeria are continued evidence she's not fit to be commander in chief. America needs to elect a strong leader in 2016 who -- first and foremost -- tells the truth.

The next president must possess a clear cut and effective foreign policy. We don't need another "lead from behind" president that's weakening America and empowering our enemies around the world.

Kathy K said...

But Enty, our leaders ARE doing something: they're putting #bringbackourgirls on their twitter pages and encouraging us all to do the same.

Sherry said...

Not to take away from the seriousness of this situation but there have been a lot of women/girls kidnapped in Juarez and it still continues and no one has done anything about that definitively. And they are never heard from again.

I do hope these girls make it home, safe and alive. One girl who made it back has been so traumatized she refuses to go back to school. It's not all lightness, never been harmed. Damn right that's bullshit!

auntliddy said...

Oh cow, too much Fox news is just not good for you.

cowbulls said...

I just don't understand why Hillary wouldn't do the right thing and put these butchers on the terrorists list. History tells us those poor girls have probably been subject to genital mutilation at the least. Why is Hillary supporting Obama's let the Muslim's do anything policy? How has that worked for the rest of the world?

auntliddy said...

Cow, not working at all but everyone is always trying to give them benefit of doubt. Im sorry but alot of them seem pretty batshit

Aoife said...

When they get this guy they should do to him what was done to William Wallace aka Braveheart.

Jennmcn said...

As much as I want these girls back, terrorists cannot be bargained with. Once they learn what a government will haggle over, they will take girls again. We can only hope.and pray that the Special Forces sent in by many countries will find the girls and put a world of hurt on Boko Haram. Al Queda is not on the run, it is alive and more fractured and just as dangerous as ever. Boko Harem has received money from them.

Alita said...

@SingBlue, interested in where you're at, if you don't mind me asking ... South Yemen? 'Most hardline' in my guess is S/Yemen. Interested.

I'm fairly up on Western news (not just gossip ;), and dip into other (english language) papers from elsewhere including al jazeera - are you able to give me an insight into how different the Al Jaz language versions are?

Agreement that the Boko H leader guy looks like he's been chewing something ... Or high on the zealous crazies.

*hoping you look back :)

Alita said...

I know engaging in any serious way with real news on a gossip site is bad for my skin, but seriously @cowbulls? Clinton's "directly responsible." And they could have stopped Boston by getting Bin Laden ... or not, or something.

@Liddy said it better here (though I have issues with what Liddy said above too ... sorry ... #notfawning, though your eyes are really nice #fawning and how's about them Mets #banter).

Nolesgirl said...

@Jacq, you know I thought the same thing